‘Make It Happen Together’
Gwireddu'r Cyfan Gyda'n Gilydd
Tel 029 2046 2222
Unit 12, Royal Stuart Workshops
Adelaide Place, Cardiff, CF10 5BR
CLIC has a participation action plan to guarantee young people’s involvement in the developments with the National Editorial Group, Local Editorial Groups, Youth Inspectorate and the engagement of specific interest groups.
The inclusion and direct engagement of young people from hard to reach/marginalised groups is one of ProMo-Cymru’s key aims in delivery.
Both national and local Youth Editorial Groups lead the development of the project, providing opportunities for participation, skills development and achievement. The young people involved with the National Editorial Group attend residential weekends to participate in workshops and programmes, reviewing and rewriting information that is included across the CLIC network of websites. Local Editorial Groups act as web authors, gathering content from their area, project or interest group and act as representatives for their peers.
The aim of establishing these youth-led structures is in raising the collective esteem of young people, providing a platform for youth-led media and self-expression, with the emphasis on their ownership of the project and its development. Young people are more likely to use a service they have been responsible for developing and to recommend it to their peers.
The best practice model for a Youth Editorial Group was developed from research carried out by ProMo-Cymru into youth generated content during the early consultation and development stages of what went on to become TheSprout. This in turn served as a model for CLIC, with the development of regional editorial groups made up of young volunteers who lead the direction of their websites.
CLIC signposts young people to information, inspiring, informing and assisting them to make decisions in their lives. However the provision of information is not a one-way process. Young people also submit their own content which can range from writing about news, events, advice, reviews, comments and creative writing to publishing media such as photography, media and short films. By publishing online, young people take ownership of the site, sharing their experiences and providing peer-to-peer education. Many authors have progressed to become part of an Editorial Group.
CLIC is also integrated with social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook and social bookmarking tools, allowing users to connect to CLIC and promote it to a wider audience.
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